I. This Sunday in Church
Bible Readings for This Sunday (December 11)
Sermons for This Sunday (December 11)
4. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals Featuring: St. Joseph
Volume 5 No 318: December 11 2015
Volume 4 No 252: December 12, 2014
Volume 3 No 182: December 12, 2013
Volume 2 No 113: Dec 13 2012
II. Lectionary Reflections
Joseph: A Teenager's Dilemma
When I call Joseph "the forgotten man of Christmas," that's not an exaggeration.
Not much is said about him in the Bible. Not many sermons are preached about
him. As a matter of fact, there's just not much written about Joseph at all. ...
A must read article.
St. Joseph's Humility
Just as St. Joseph took care to guard his virtues under cover of very holy
humility, he was also diligent in hiding the precious pearl of his virginity. If
he agreed to be married, it was so that, without anyone knowing it, he could
hide his virtue under the veil of a holy marriage. ...
Why I Love Saint Joseph
Saint Joseph accepted to live within the enclosure of an ordinary existence with
Mary, his virgin bride, and with Jesus, the Son of the Eternal Father. His was
an apparently confining life. It was within the enclosure of his marriage and
family that Saint Joseph put down roots reaching hidden streams of living water,
and grew, stretching upward, to lay hold of the promises of God....
Family Special: The Role and Responsibility of Fatherhood - St. Joseph as Model
With the coming of Christ, marriage was elevated beyond anything known before in
human history. He restored marriage to its condition before the fall of our
first parents. He told the Pharisees that a man may not put away his wife. Even
if she is unfaithful, he cannot remarry. ...
III. Baskiyamo Annie Kadavil Special
Funeral Service Details, Dr. Ann T. Kadavil
About Kadavil Annie Kochamma (Dr. Mrs. Annie T. Kadavil)
Baskiyamo Dr. Ann Kadavil - A Very Special Person
IV. Featured: Death and Dying
'….and Death is Gain' - A Meditation on the Christian View of Death
I am struck that, these days, almost no one publicly speaks of their longing to
depart this life and be with God. I suspect it is because we live very
comfortably, at least in the affluent West. ...
Death is Not the End of Our Story
Death is not the end of the story for those who know the Lord. The Bible tells
us what lies ahead for those who know Jesus. As we come to 2 Corinthians 5, we
discover wonderful truths that give us hope as we face death with all its dark
V. Priest's Wife (Baskiyamo)
The Orthodox Clergy Wife
Orthodox cultures have always seen the position of priest's wife as
something special. Yet there really is no "job description" for what she
should do or be. ..
The Shadow of a Priest
When a woman marries a future priest, she is also marrying, in advance, his
future parish and his priesthood. When he is ordained his wife can often be
relegated to a life of isolation, neglect and ceaseless beady-eyed scrutiny."
4 Simple Things You Can Do to Encourage Your Pastor's Wife
For those of you who are not married to a pastor, I thought a little peak
into what it's like to be married to one would help you know how to encourage
your own pastor's wife. ...
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